Certificate Programs

NEW! Phlebotomy Technician Program

The phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient's blood specimens by venipuncture and microcollection for testing purposes.  Phlebotomists are employed throughout the healthcare system including hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMO's, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers, and in other healthcare settings.  The demand for phlebotomy technicians has increased substantially with the overall complexity of healthcare services and the risks of infectious disease.  Current healthcare industry experts predict a 15% increase in phlebotomy jobs by 2018.

This 90 hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.  Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely.  Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods.  Note: There is no outside externship rotation included with this program.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • Several state and national certification exams exist to test the competency of aspiring phlebotomy technicians.

Course Contact Hours: 90 hours
Student Tuition: $1,599 (Textbooks included)

Mondays and Wednesdays
March 9 - May 18, 2015
6:00pm-9:30pm
Saturdays (3/28, 4/18, & 5/9)
9:00am-3:00pm

Please call 585-345-6868 for more information.